Sclerostin (SOST) is a member of the cerberus/DAN family, a group of secreted glycoproteins characterized by a cysteine-knotmotif. Cerberus/DANfamily members are putative BMP antagonists, and include Dan, Cerberus, Gremlin, PRDC, and Caronte. While the overall sequence identity between members of the family is low, they have conserved spacing of six cysteine residues. Cerberus and Dan have an additional cysteine residue used for dimerization? however, SOST does not and is secreted as a monomer. SOST was originally identified as an important regulator of bone homeostasis. SOST is expressed by osteoclasts in developing bones of mouse embryos, includingboth intramembranously forming skull bones and endochondrally forming long bones. SOST plays a physiological role as a negative regulator of bone formation by repressing BMP-inducedosteogenesis. SOST has been shown to have unique ligand specificity, binding BMP-5, -6, and -7 with high affinity and BMP-2 and -4 with low affinity.
Mouse Sclerostin/SOST Recombinant Protein (RPES2811)
<1.0 EU per µg as determined by the LAL method.
Recombinant Mouse Sclerostin is produced by our Mammalian expression system and the target gene encoding Gln24-Tyr211 is expressed with a 6His tag at the C-terminus.
> 90 % as determined by SDS-PAGE
AP Mol Mass:
Lyophilized from a 0.2 µm filtered solution of PBS, pH7.4.
This product is provided as lyophilized powder which is shipped with ice packs.
Stability and Storage:
Lyophilized proteins are stable for up to 12 months when stored at -20 to -80°C. Reconstituted protein solution can be stored at 4-8°C for 2-7 days. Aliquots of reconstituted samples are stable at < -20°C for 3 months.